A Typical Day

The Four Circles experience begins with a program orientation, comprehensive assessments, and education on the start of the recovery journey. Once this foundation is established, clients prepare to embark on a series of adventure-based outdoor activities.

The Adventure-Based Program

Learn More About the Adventure-Based Program at Four Circles

On a typical day, clients engage in outdoor activities, such as camping and hiking. Being in nature eliminates distractions and allows clients to place their energy and focus on healing. The following processes are used during this time to promote long-term success:

  • Individual and group therapy sessions provided by dually licensed masters- and doctorate-level clinicians
  • Therapeutic assignments
  • 12-Step meetings
  • Outdoor challenges
  • Skill-building

Spending time surrounded by nature can serve as a metaphor for the challenges clients will face in life. It also helps them apply the knowledge they have gained in treatment to their own home environment. Living in the outdoors gives clients a sense of belonging and an opportunity to experience authentic relationships on the common ground of shared pain, joy, and recovery. Self-limiting beliefs are challenged by the guided accomplishments of mastering the physical and relational skills of living outdoors.

What Is the Base?

Learn About the Base in Four Circles’ Adventure-Based Program

The base component of our therapeutic adventure program is a bridge between outdoor experiences and life outside of treatment. Clients are given an opportunity to apply their newly developed skills in the real world. While at the base, clients work towards recovery in a setting that more closely resembles daily life. This is accomplished through the following:

  • Utilizing the 12-Step program to build a strong foundation for successful recovery
  • Confronting old patterns of behavior that may reappear
  • Participating in individual therapy, group therapy, education groups, AA or NA meetings, and service opportunities
  • Visiting with our psychiatrist and psychiatric nurse practitioner as needed
  • Reflecting and processing the results of therapeutic assignments
  • Discussing challenges and encouraging coping skills

Treatment Completion and Aftercare

Treatment Completion and Aftercare Planning

Prior to completing treatment, clients enjoy a time of self-reflection as they process through their experiences. During this time, clients will work on their therapeutic journaling, practice implementing the skills they’ve learned, exercise mindfulness techniques, and participate in individual therapy. The goal of this time is for clients to feel secure in the things they’ve learned, and feel confident transitioning out of treatment.

After this time of reflection, clients return to base to work on aftercare planning, develop a relapse prevention plan, and create a support system that will sustain the progress they have made.

Therapies Offered

Therapies and Activities Offered

On a typical day, clients will participate in a variety of therapies, including the following:

  • Individual therapy
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • AA/NA meetings
  • Art therapy
  • Martial arts
  • Life skills training
  • Meditation
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Experiential education
  • Motivational enhancement therapy
  • Career/vocational/psychological testing
  • Gender-specific treatment
  • Solution-focused therapy

With these therapies, Four Circles gives our clients the opportunity to work with licensed masters- or doctorate-level clinicians who have extensive training and experience dealing with addiction and co-occurring emotional and behavioral issues. Our committed professionals recognize that substance abuse is often accompanied by underlying emotional challenges that must be addressed to ensure lasting recovery.

We are affiliated with the following organizations, which provide accreditation, education, and training to ensure quality behavioral health and addiction treatment.
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP)
  • National Association of Therapeutic Schools and Programs (NATSAP)
  • Outdoor Behavioral Healthcare Council
  • The Jason Foundation